Category Archives: Areas of Interest

The top 10 global consumer trends report 2021 (Euromonitor)

The pandemic forever altered consumer behaviour. What we value, how we consume and where we spend will never be the same. Businesses that explore and understand these shifts can act now to improve product and service development, employ stronger marketing tactics, lock in customer loyalty and prepare for what’s next.  This report identifies the trends […]
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The global risk report 2021 (WEF)

The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses the risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. […]
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23rd Annual global CEO survey (PWC)

As we enter a new decade, CEOs are showing record levels of pessimism in the global economy, with 53% predicting a decline in the rate of economic growth in 2020. This is up from 29% in 2019 and just 5% in 2018 – the highest level of pessimism since we started asking this question in […]
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Global human capital trends 2021 (Deloitte)

The 2021 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report explains what forces are shaping workforce development and the responsibilities of the human resources department. Deloitte identified five human capital trends in its survey of 3,600 executives in 96 countries: Design work for well-being Unleash worker potential Build superteams Set new directions for work and the workforce Re-architect […]
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Global state of small business report (Facebook)

Small businesses are the heart of our communities – and they are the unsung heroes of the global economy. From coffee shops, bookstores and restaurants to plumbers, wedding planners and graphic designers, small businesses create jobs and growth in every country, helping to reduce poverty and income inequality. But they are facing the challenge of […]
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Leadership lessons for hard times (McKinsey & Company)

During the current global recession, much attention has been devoted to the mistakes that sparked the financial and economic crisis, in hopes of not repeating them. Less has been given to what’s been done well amid the turmoil—to learn, for example, how best to lead a company through these tough times. To contribute to that understanding, […]
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State of the connected world 2020 (WEF)

Spurred by continued technological advancement, the world today is more connected than ever. This presents a tremendous opportunity to build a more sustainable and prosperous future for all, but it also introduces new risks and governance challenges in areas such as security, privacy and the fair distribution of benefits. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made […]
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Global competitiveness report special edition 2020: How countries are performing on the road to recovery (WEF)

The Global Competitiveness Report series has since its first edition aimed to prompt policy-makers beyond short term growth and to aim for long-run prosperity. The 2020 special edition is dedicated to elaborating on the priorities for recovery and revival, and considering the building blocks of a transformation towards new economic systems that combine “productivity”, “people” and “planet” […]
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OECD regions and cities at glance 2020 (OECD)

OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance 2020 provides a comprehensive assessment of how regions and cities across the OECD are progressing towards stronger, more sustainable and more resilient economies and societies. The publication provides a unique comparative picture in a number of aspects connected to economic development, health, well-being and net zero-carbon transition across regions […]
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The OECD digital outlook 2020 (OECD)

The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices and policy options […]
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